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Masterclasses on improvisation & saxophone expression.

Esa Pietilä gives masterclasses on free improvisation, soundpainting workshops (small & large groups) and conducted improvisation workshops (with larger ensamble e.g. big band or chamber orchestra) related to different aspects of rhythm, analogy, contrast, harmony, soundcolors, group playing of free improvisation. The masterclasses reveal Pietilä´s special tehcniques and insights that one can not learn from books etc. The courses are executed ”tailor made” depending on the number of students and which instruments are available taking account the skill level of students etc. although it is advisory that the level of students would be intermediate – advanced. During the years with his own groups and totally improvised solo saxophone concerts of his, Pietilä has gained special experience on various topics on how to improvise freely without any pre- planned chords structures, tonallity, forms or structures etc. He has also developed special extended techniques on multiphonics and alterations of sound colors of saxophone that he uses with performing his solo saxophone concerts etc.

 

Topics of masterclass are:

– collective improvisation at top level
– creating ideas from “scratch”
– rubato & the ”universal tempo”
– totally free improvisation
– motive improvisation
– the contrapunct in collective improvisation
– the importance of “roles” in communication
- layers of improvisation (small group / orchestra) 
-  creating dramaturgy & form ”on the moment”
– ”finding Your own ideas & sound” – inner dialoque

To name a few, Pietilä has excecuted his masterclasses all over the world at high level music institutions such as Jamey Aebersold Jazz Program Studies, Louisville University, Kentucky, USA, Berklee School of Music, Boston, USA, Conservatory “Giuseppi Tartini”, Trieste, Italy, Musichochschule Lucern, Switzerland , Privatuniversitet Wien, Austria, Rytmiska Konservatoriet Malmö, Sweden,  Jazzdepartment of University of Graz, Austria etc. plus numerous workshops at his home country.

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Contact info:
p. +358 400 815007, email: esa@esapietila.com